According to Tom Pelissero on Twitter, Cleveland Browns tight end Harrison Bryant tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on the reserve/COVID list.
Bryant has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss Week 17. Bryant had some impressive flashes in game action and has impressed the Browns in practice all season. Bryant should see his role grow in year two, and may even cause the Browns to move on from David Njoku this offseason. Bryant finishes the year with 24 receptions for 238 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Austin Hooper should see a few more pass routes with Bryant sidelined and is our TE18 for Week 17.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said TE Austin Hooper (appendectomy) will definitely be able to face Texans on Nov. 15. Stefanski said he feels good about how RB Nick Chubb (knee) and RG Wyatt Teller (calf) are progressing.
The return of Chubb isn't set in stone but it sounds like he's progressing. That would force Hunt back into a split of the workload at least. At TE, Bryant and Njoku take a hit as Hooper would return to the TE1 role. According to the tweet, we should get more updates as the Browns progress through their Week 9 bye.
Oct 30, 2020 · 7:09 PM EDT
Browns TE Austin Hooper (abdomen, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Harrison Bryant and David Njoku would pick up the slack. Bryant is the better play. Njoku (knee) took full practice reps all week.